Church of Santa Maria di Nazareth or of the Scalzi

Church of Santa Maria di Nazareth or of the ScalziThis church was built in the 17th century by the Roman community of the Barefoot Carmelites under the direction of Baldassare Longhena
The church can be found at the foot of the Scalzi Bridge looking out over the Grand Canal close to Venice’s railway station.

The façade, by Giuseppe Sardi is the only one in Venice made of Carrara marble.  Its design and decoration are both splendid examples of Baroque art in the Roman style. 
The second chapel on the right and the first on the left both have frescoes by G.B. Tiepolo.

Useful information:

Address: Fondamenta degli Scalzi
57 Canaregio - 30121 Venezia
Boat line Actv: boat stop Ferrovia o P.le Roma
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